To fill with something; typically a starving man, given the opportunity, engorges with food if he is presented with it. Blood vessels engorge with blood, producing reactions such as erections and stiff nipples and earlobes.

En*gorge" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Engorged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Engorging (?).] [Pref. en- + gorge: cf. F. engorger to obstruct, cram.]

1.

To gorge; to glut.

Mir. for Mag.

2.

To swallow with greediness or in large quantities; to devour.

Spenser.

 

© Webster 1913.


En*gorge", v. i.

To feed with eagerness or voracity; to stuff one's self with food.

Beaumont.

 

© Webster 1913.

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